FALSIFIABILITY


FALSIFIABILITY
   a variant of the VERIFICATION PRINCIPLE developed by Sir Karl POPPER who argued that while we cannot absolutely prove that something is true, it is possible to falsify theories and BELIEFS thus eliminating error. He made falsification the test of TRUTH in his theory of SCIENCE and used it to distinguish between science and pseudo-science.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Falsifiability — Are all swans white? Falsifiability or refutability of an assertion, hypothesis or theory is the logical possibility that it can be contradicted by an observation or the outcome of a physical experiment. That something is falsifiable does not… …   Wikipedia

  • falsifiability — noun The quality of being falsifiable. These ideas have many virtues, but falsifiability is not one of them. See Also: falsifiable, falsificationism …   Wiktionary

  • falsifiability — The property of a statement or theory that it is capable of being refuted by experience. In the philosophy of science of Popper falsifiability is the great merit of genuine scientific theory, as opposed to un falsifiable pseudo science, notably… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • falsifiability — noun see falsify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • falsifiability — n. ability to be distorted; alterability; ability to be falsified …   English contemporary dictionary

  • falsifiability — fal·si·fi·abil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • falsifiability — ˌfȯl(t)səˌfīəˈbiləd.ē, bilətē, i noun ( es) : the quality or state of being falsifiable …   Useful english dictionary

  • falsified — falsifiability …   Philosophy dictionary

  • falsifiable — falsifiability …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Pseudoscience — Part of a series on Science …   Wikipedia


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